Political Brexit ‘Flapjacker’ Tim Farron

May 11, 2017 Opinion , OPINION/NEWS , UK

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Hazel Speed

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has repeatedly guaranteed to voters that he will not form any coalitions or deals with any other political parties.

When drawn on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme regarding a Constituency where a deal had been made for the Lib Dem candidate to stand down in favour of the Green Party and others who had more chance of wining, he responded by saying something which he would not accept from any other political leader, that ‘the decision was a local one, and so up to them.’ What??

Mr Farron, democratic voting is one person, one vote, based on the true individual, personal belief and conscience of each registered voter, anything else – including tactical voting – should be an arrestable offence.  It is a pollution and distortion (moral, if not actual fraud), on the meaning of democracy itself.

Mr Farron wants the Lib Dems to fill the gap being made by an ‘ineffectual Labour Party’ so that the Lib Dems become the official Opposition Party, but one wonders if he actually does believe his Party can achieve so many votes in the forthcoming General Election on 8th June that he could be elected Prime Minister.

It gets worse…He continued that his Party will do the following if elected to Government:

Keep the single market with the EU (Note: That probably includes the Customs Union as well – no reference to movement of people and immigration);

Promise the possibility of staying in Europe/another Referendum (Note: In other words the millions/majority of the nation who voted to Leave Europe must keep voting until they get it right – i.e. The Farron Way).


Only this morning whilst on the campaign trail, Mr Farron was challenged by yet another UKIP voter and said (whilst TV cameras were rolling), ‘OK we are leaving Europe, but don’t you think we all deserve to vote on the final deal?’ – he got the response he deserved ‘we already have.’

Mr Farron was visiting a school but banned filming inside the building whilst chatting to the young students, though a small group were interviewed later and were asked what Mr Farron had said to them. It was quite bizarre as he allegedly asked these very young students what they would prefer, to have human rights or more Police and less bad guys? Mr Farron said it was best to have human rights. I wonder if he would say that if he ever needed the services of the Police other than his present Police protection as he is a leader of a Political Party.

The children said Mr Farron seemed kind and he spoke on critically challenging issues. One wonders if that was Mr Farron’s slogan or if the children put that phrase to him – we will find out the answer to that when listening to future soundbites and photo/press opportunities featuring Mr Farron. No wonder he banned filming inside the school given the mixed message in his question to the pupils and their big words in response. At least one assumes there were no small ones utilised – at least other than whispered between students, teachers or between both, St Trinians style.

That said, Mr Farron may inspire a child to enter into politics when they are older and they can say how he inspired them; ‘when I realised how inept he was, I just had to become a politician.’

Political ‘flapjackers’ who will not accept a democratic vote regarding Europe, Mr Farron, cannot complain if one day people who lose any distant future vote, perhaps in a dream where Lib-Dems come into power (talking mid to end of present century, if then), moan and sow seeds of unrest as you are doing now.

Mr Farron should remember that if he and his co-conspirators impede Leavers’ vote and Brexit then they will create a modern day civil war in the UK; as the silent voting majority – The Leavers/Brexiteers – are only remaining silent unless or until they see a need take to the streets. There are those who would add that Mr Farron should be careful if he plays with political fireworks above his age-group.

BBC’s Political Commentator, Norman Smith, pointed out during the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC TV, that there seemed to also be a bizarre fascination between the Lib-Dems and press opportunities whilst speaking from or riding in, of all things, hovercrafts. We were then treated to clips going back to the vintage years of Jeremy Thorpe (former Leader of Lib-Dems), through to a press opportunity with Mr Farron.

That was so farcical – head gear/protective helmet, etc, then Mr Farron got into a ‘bathtub sized’ hovercraft full of (security?) people, which, once pointing towards the sea just decided to go in circles on the beach. Quite a metaphorical benediction in itself – Elegy for a Dead Admiral. As Norman Smith himself so aptly put it, the scene was reminiscent of a dying bumble bee (appropriate metaphor to the colours of the hovercraft and protective suits of the brave crew on board), and Norman replicated – with marvellous actions and sound effects – the swift circling descent of a dying bumble bee!

Meanwhile Mr Farron continues with his ambitions to become Pitt the Younger! How long has he been in political long trousers one wonders – either of them.











Hazel Speed

Photo (c) Hazel Speed – used by kind permision to Tuck Magazine

Hazel Speed is a Philosopher, Writer, and Artist with various creative projects at differing stages of development. Her flaship project is an animation which has produced a film short: www.thepinkprofessor.com. She has also written an E-novel, ‘Just Suppose…!‘ which is available via the attached link.

Art sites: www.candystoreart.comwww.terrificart.comwww.artbadges.co.uk.


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